Friday, 4 October 2013
Last month we brought you news of an exciting new addition to the UK's live poker scene from the World Poker Tour using an accumulator format.
Organisers have confirmed details of the opening event in the series which will take place at Aspers Stratford from 24-27 October and feature three opening flights, each with a £200 buy-in. Players will have the opportunity to play in one, two or all three of the opening flights with their stacks at the end of each day one accumulated into a single stack at the start of day 2. Flight 1 starts at 8pm on 24th October with flight 2 starting at 2pm on 25th October. The final 3rd flight follows later that evening at 8pm. “As all poker players know, no matter how good you are variance will always catch up with you at some point,” said Aspers Poker Manager Jon Scanlon. “The real luck in poker is not getting unlucky! When you play the accumulator Main Event you increase your chances of making Day 2 as it is less likely (but not impossible) to get unlucky in each of the three flights. Even if you get crippled in the last hand of the day you have the opportunity to add to your stack for Day2 on the next flight giving you a fighting chance to cash or even win the event. I believe this WPT event will allow players to play with more freedom, possibly take a few more chance and make moves they wouldn’t normally consider in a Freezeout.” Registration will be open until the end of Level 4 but no re-entries are allowed during the same flight. Players will start with a 20K chip starting stack with a 30-minute clock operating during the three opening flights. This will be extended to 40 minutes on day two and 60 minutes on the final day. The side event schedule is as follows: WPTN Experience, 7pm, 26th October, 2013.Buy in - £110 (Inclusive £10 Reg) WPTN 8 Max Bounty, 2pm, 27th October, 2013. Buy in - £80 (Inclusive £5 Reg) WPTN Turbo Charged Deepstack, 6pm, 27th October, 2013.Buy in - £55 (Inclusive £5 Reg) Live satellites are running at Aspers at 7pm on Saturdays and 8pm on Wednesdays with online qualifiers offering $1,000 packages or $380 buy-ins taking place every day at PartyPoker. Feeders satellites start from just $1.
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